Exotic Animal Owner Also Ran Motorcycle Shop

A Zanesville Ohio man, who police say released his exotic animal collection on an unsuspecting public and committed suicide, at one time owned a motorcycle shop called T’s World, according to published reports.

Officials said that the animals, which included lions, tigers, and bears as well as numerous wolves and monkeys, had been set free by their owner, Terry Thompson, before he killed himself on Tuesday evening.

Information uncovered online showed the motorcycle shop to have between 1 and 4 employees, with revenues under $500,000. Neighbors said Thompson also flew planes, sold guns and raced boats.  No one has answered the phone at the motorcycle dealership since the news broke of the animals release and Thompson’s suicide.

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